NEW YORK — Earle K. Angstadt Jr., a former president and chairman of Abercrombie & Fitch, died Sunday in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 80.

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His family did not disclose the cause of death.

After departing Abercrombie, Angstadt served as president and chief executive officer of the McCall Pattern Co. for 17 years until retiring in 1987. He led Abercrombie from 1964 to 1970.

Angstadt began his career at R.H. Macy & Co. in 1946, where he held positions as an executive trainee, buyer and department manager. Subsequently, he became a senior vice president and division manager of Young & Rubicam Inc., where he was responsible for accounts such as Kaiser Aluminum, American Airlines, Remington Shavers, International Playtex, Time magazine and Sports Illustrated, among others.

Angstadt graduated from Dartmouth College and served in the Navy for three years.

Angstadt is survived by his second wife, Judith Lummis Angstadt; a sister, Lynn Angstadt, and a brother, Tom Angstadt; his children, Katharine Elizabeth Angstadt and Elizabeth Angstadt Byrne; stepchildren, John Lummis, Judith Lummis McGinnis, David Lummis and Elizabeth Lummis O’Neil, and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Conn. The interment will be private.

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